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Safety in Lactation: Dopaminergic drugs used in Parkinsons disease

25 September 2020Although rare, Parkinson’s disease can occur in younger women of childbearing age. Dopamine receptor agonists are used either alone or as an adjunct to levodopa…

Safety in Lactation: Bromocriptine and other dopaminergic drugs

23 September 2020These dopaminergic drugs are used for the treatment of specific pituitary and prolactin-mediated disorders, including galactorrhoea, hyperprolactinaemia and prolactinomas. They are also used to suppress…
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Lactation Safety Information

For Parkinson's disease

For Parkinson's disease
No
Levodopa, (as co-beneldopa or co-careldopa)
May interfere with lactation
Serious adverse effects reported in adults
Dopamine receptor agonist
No published evidence of safety for Parkinson’s disease
See section 6.7.1 for use in suppression of lactation
18 September 2020

For hyperprolactinaemic disorders and lactation suppression

For hyperprolactinaemic disorders and lactation suppression
No
Cabergoline
Small amounts in breast milk
Suppresses lactation
Serious adverse effects reported in lactating mothers (see summary)
18 September 2020